New Alternative to Formal Posed School Portraits is Fun for the Whole Family

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One Atlanta Family Will Win a Portrait Session Package via the SpokesMAMA Contest

Standard posed school portraits can be rushed, uncomfortable and unnatural. Sara Speert Photography offers an alternative, capturing real life and natural moments with their portrait photography, and they’re giving away a complete portrait package to one lucky family. Moms of children ages 6-8 can apply and submit their child’s school portrait at March 15 to April 5 to win an ABC Storytelling Portrait Package. The Package includes a Planning Meeting with the photographer, a 2-hour Portrait Session at their location of choice, a Design Appointment at the studio and a $250 product credit. ($500 value) As the winner, the SpokesMAMA will be a spokesperson for the studio spreading the word about how much she enjoyed this alternative to posed school portraits.

Sara Speert Photography’s alternative to traditional school portraits is artistic and enjoyable, and unlike school portraits it includes the whole family. By incorporating meaningful activities and personal items into the portrait sessions, these documentary photographs are expressive of each family member and their relationships with one another. The SpokesMAMA Contest was profiled in the July 2010 issue of Professional Photographer Magazine.

“We enjoyed spending time as a family doing the things we love: reading, cooking and playing in the backyard with our dog. . . We were amazed at the details of our life and home that Sara captured in her photos. Things that had become background for us but ... really say a lot about who we are as a family.” - Amy Loegel

Studio owner and lead photographer, Sara Edelstein, explains why this type of portrait photography is so successful and popular: “Offering natural and fun portraits in a relaxed atmosphere has always been our goal. We love capturing the nuances of personalities and small loving gestures. That’s what makes the images so meaningful to our clients.”

Additional SpokesMAMA Contests will be held throughout the year for newborns, 2-3 year olds, 4-5 year olds, and a documentary session on the first day of school. Visit the studio’s website for more information.

Sara Speert Photography specializes in baby, children and family portraits throughout the Atlanta area and nationwide. Voted Best Photographer in 2007, Best Established Visual Artist in 2006 & 2007, Best Local Visual Arts Website/Blog in 2007 & 2008 in Creative Loafing Atlanta. Find them online at and


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